ASH: Despite the variety of the manga being released this week, there aren’t many that I’m actively following with one exception: the debut volume of Attack on Titan: No Regrets (which I was happy to receive an early copy for review). Currently the only explicitly shoujo version of Attack on Titan, the series is the origin story of two of the most popular (and possibly most frequently shipped) characters, Erwin and Levi. It’s also pretty great; I’m looking forward to reading the next and final volume.
SEAN: No Regrets is excellent, but since it’s been picked, I’ll go with the new Sword Art Online:Fairy Dance manga volume. An adaptation of the novel due out in December, it’s apparently quite divisive, adding a harem element back to the story after being theoretically removed when Kirito and Asuna got together, and placing Asuna out of the action for a good chunk. We will see what it can bring to the table.
MJ: I’m firmly with Sean this week. Though I’m looking forward to the novel with more verve, I’m still interested in the manga adaptation of Sword Art Online: Fairy Dance. The second arc is likely to prickle my inner feminist somewhat, much as its anime adaptation did, but I like these characters and am looking forward to seeing how they are handled by the manga.
ANNA: I have to admit, there isn’t that much that appeals to me that is coming out this week. So I’ll go with one of the manga that’s on the top of my “to-read” pile, Vinland Saga Volume 3! What warm June day isn’t improved by manly Vikings pillaging things?
MICHELLE: I’m in the same boat as Anna this week, so I’ll go back a couple of weeks and pick one I skipped in favor of Tiger & Bunny—the second volume of Say I Love You.. I’ve enjoyed these new shoujo series from Kodansha, and this is what’s presently on top of my to-read pile.
What looks good to you this week?
Aaron saysJune 24, 2014 at 9:11 am
I got volume one of My Love Story for half off at B&N Monday so I’ll go with that, while I may not hate SAO as much as some I still find a lot of the writeing frustrateingly bad in many places and the introduction of Suguha killed whatever enjoyment I had for it beyond the Dmasel in Distress, implied rape, and and removeing Asuna from the bulk of the story.
teezoen saysJune 28, 2014 at 1:17 am
For me, it was A Different Story 2. Many of the Madoka manga series have little tweaks that make them different from the main series. (This makes them feel or look totally wrong when taken in context of the series. I mean, I still read em and like em as canon, but…) But this series looks and feels like the series. And I appreciate and enjoy that aspect of it.